A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Memphis

This is part of a series of posts summarising key points of different design movements, see A Very Brief Guide To Design Movements – Introduction for more information.

Memphis

800px-Memphis-Milano_Movement

Founded in Milan by

Ettore Sottass, Michele De Lucchi etc

1981 – 1988

Postmodernist group that aimed to challenge the dark, humourless minimalism of 1970s Europe

 – following the styles of Studio Alchymia

Bold, shocking, bright, primary colours

Kitsch motifs, geometric patterns and shapes

Plastics, especially plastic laminates and veneers

Deliberately avoided cultural references

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CASE STUDY – Ettore Sottass

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   Ettore-Sottsass-for-Memph-001

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